In The News: What Gen-Z Want For Christmas
IN THE NEWS
Given its size and youth, Gen Z might well be the most coveted generation by retailers right now, now, regardless of how young they are and how much money they have to spend. Like a snow leopard hiding out in the Himalayan mountains, the generation is both elusive and searched for relentlessly – and for good reason.
The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew lie in a curve of the Thames, seven miles from central London, a pastoral respite from asphalt and exhaust, with thousands of plants collected from the Empire’s far-flung reach. To stroll past beds of Himalayan rhododendrons and Tasmanian grasses is to also understand the sweep of Britain’s connectivity to the world beyond.
As millions of tonnes of plastic flow through our economy the tide is beginning to turn in Midtown as more businesses explore how we can reduce consumption taking active steps to beat planet pollution. It’s as simple as turning the tap on, looking at the supply chain and reusing and recycling the materials we use.
This month Burberry launched its first 24hrs only streetwear style product drop, under new commander Riccardo Tisci. It’s a tactic primed for a resales-loving youth market but there are other ways to capitalize on an entrenching drop shop culture – virtual, social and with a quieter long-form spin.
The word “sustainability” in fashion might bring to mind hemp tote bags and corporate greenwashing, but behind the scenes there’s been rapid progress and insane innovation. Dio Kurazawa is a production expert who’s worked in the clothing industry his whole life – and he’s on the frontline of the war against waste, pollution, and worker exploitation.
Google’s Makani Energy Kite is reportedly nearing take off, and among those watching the fledgling technology is a former director of ARPA-E, the government incubator that nurtured the kite’s early development. The kite has the potential to disrupt the wind segment of the energy sector, according to Ellen Williams, a University of Maryland professor who served as director of U.S.
OUR BRANDS IN THE PRESS
The Yves Saint Laurent Museum of Marrakech, a museum dedicated to fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech, Morocco, sits in the striking skyline located next door to the Majorelle Garden. The building, designed by Paris-based Studio KO, is one of two museums built by the Pierre Bergé Foundation in a bid to celebrate the work of Yves Saint Laurent.
As athleisure becomes more and more trend driven, we’re seeing consistent spikes in the use of unexpected fabrics. Velvet continues to have a strong presence thanks to brands like Alala and now it looks like denim may be following suit.
Fashion has long oscillated between worlds separate to that which it occupies; Schiaparelli and Dali, Louis Vuitton and Murukami/Yamamoto, Prada’s spring/summer 2019 collection – created in collaboration with a trio of female architects – even & Other Stories and interiors brand House of Hackney …
Kanpur, 22nd October 2018: Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group, launches its stunning festive collection in association with Kays Jewels, the leading and most trusted jeweller in Kanpur. Highlighting the exquisite brilliance of a Forevermark diamond, Kays Jewels, has skillfully created masterpieces of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pendant sets, crafted with exceptional Forevermark diamonds inscribed with a unique inscription number and are available in elegant settings.